Public Survey

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires all states and local governments to have up-to-date hazard mitigation plans prepared and approved in order to maintain eligibility for certain types of FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants.  Mitigation planning is the process of identifying hazards to which jurisdictions are at risk as well as developing actions that will reduce or prevent damages from those hazards. 

Floyd County's Emergency Management Agency is currently developing an update to the 2015 Floyd County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan with assistance from the North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG)The overall strategy of the Plan is to reduce the vulnerability of people and property in the planning area to the impacts of hazards.

One of the key components of a hazard mitigation plan is public input during the planning process. Public input from a jurisdiction must be conducted and shown within the Multi-Jurisdictional Plan in order for that jurisdiction to continue to be eligible for certain FEMA hazard mitigation funding.  The County's Emergency Management is seeking your input on the hazards for your jurisdiction that will be evaluated as well as your opinions on the types of activities that should be considered to reduce future impacts.  Your comments will be considered by your jurisdiction's representatives as the Plan is developed. 

Please take a few moments to answer the following questions as soon as possible.  A public meeting to discuss the survey results for your community will be scheduled at a later date.  Thank you for your participation. 

Contact NIACOG at (641) 423-0491 ext. 14 or mobrien@niacog.org with any questions or comments.

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* 1. Please select your jurisdiction from the list below.  Only one jurisdiction can be selected for each survey.  If you would like to represent more than one jurisdiction in this list, please complete multiple surveys.

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* 2. Please indicate your opinion on the likelihood for each hazard to impact YOUR JURISDICTION (identified above).

You may click each hazard event link below to learn more.

  Multiple Times Each Year About Once a Year Once Every Few Years Once or a Few Times in My Lifetime Never
Animal/Plant/Crop Disease
Dam/Levee Failure
Drought
Earthquake
Expansive Soils
Extreme Heat
Flash Flood
Grass or Wildland Fire
Hailstorm
Hazardous Materials Incident
Human Diseases
Infrastructure Failure
Landslide
Radiological Incident
River Flooding
Severe Winter Storm
Sinkholes
Terrorism
Thunderstorms/Lighting
Tornado
Transportation Incident
Windstorm

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* 3. Please indicate your opinion on the potential magnitude of each hazard's impact on YOUR JURISDICTION (identified above).

  Negligible Limited Critical Catastraphic
Animal/Plant/Crop Diseases
Dam/Levee Failure
Drought
Earthquake
Expansive Soils
Extreme Heat
Flash Flood
Grass or Wildland Fire
Hailstorm
Hazardous Materials Incident
Human Disease
Infrastructure Failure
Landslide
Radiological Incident
River Flooding
Severe Winter Storm
Sinkholes
Terrorism
Thunderstorms/Lightning
Tornado
Transportation Incident
Windstorm

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* 4. Please indicate, in your opinion, the importance of each hazard mitigation action to be used by YOUR JURISDICTION in the future.

You may click each mitigation action link below to learn more.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important/Does Not Apply
Flood-prone Property Acquisition & Structure Demolition/Relocation
Flood-prone Structure Elevation
Floodproofing of Historical and/or Non-residential Structures
Minor Localized Flood Reduction Projects (stormwater management or other localized flood control projects)
Structural Retrofitting of Existing Buildings to Add a Tornado Saferoom
Retroffiting of Existing Buildings and Facilities to Prevent Wind Damage
New Tornado Safe Room Construction
Electrical Utilities Infratructure Retrofit (i.e. strengthening lines/connections to withstand ice/wind damages, burying power lines)
Soil Erosion Stabalization
Wildfire Mitigation (burn bans, debris removal sites etc)
Public Education and Awareness of All Hazards
Develop/Update/Publicize Emergency Management Plans
Purchase/Install Backup Power Generators for Critical Facilities
Adoption and/or Enforcement of Local Zoning Ordinance and Building Codes
Designate and Publicize Heating and Cooling Shelters/Identification and Assistance Plan for Special Needs Populations
Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program
Continuity of Operations Plan
Dam Maintenance/Improvements
Demolition of Nuisance Buildings
Offer NOAA Weather Radios
Provide Mass Casualty Trailer
Improve Road Safety
Improve Tornado/Emergency Alert System
Improve Training for Emergency Personnel

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* 5. How vulnerable do you consider your home/business/organization to the impacts of any of the hazards identified above?

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* 6. Please comment on any other issue that Floyd County Emergency Management and elected officials in your jurisdiction should consider when developing a strategy to reduce future losses caused by hazard events.

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